Montana State University

Service learning summit to be held March 28 at MSU

February 21, 2013 -- MSU News Service

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Montana State University will host a service learning summit for higher education professionals and community partners in Montana from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28, in the Strand Union Building on the MSU campus.

The summit, "Learning by doing and doing what matters," is intended to help enhance knowledge of service learning. Service learning enables students and faculty members to engage in service to the community that addresses community-identified needs that are directly related to subject matter being taught in the classroom. At the summit, national and statewide service learning practitioners will share their expertise and experiences through sessions on assessing student learning, service learning best practices and building strong community partnerships.

Barbara Jacoby, an author and faculty associate for leadership and community service learning at the University of Maryland, College Park, will deliver the keynote address. MSU President Waded Cruzado will deliver the summit's opening remarks.

Higher education professionals and community members who practice or work to promote service learning in Montana are invited to attend. There is no cost to attend the summit, which is sponsored by ASMSU, Center for Faculty Excellence, College of Arts and Architecture, Division of Student Success, Office of Activities and Engagement and Office of the President.

To register, visit http://www.montana.edu/engagement/academic-service-learning. For more information, contact Ariel Donohue at 994-7475.

Contact: Ariel Donohue, 994-7475 or ariel.donohue@montana.edu